The Charlottesville Kid to Kid store in Albemarle County, VA, held a head shaving drive on Saturday, June 7th. About 30 people shaved their heads during a fundraiser for children’s cancer research.
Kid to Kid raised more than $11,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The organization holds charity events where volunteers take pledges and have their heads shaved as a gesture of solidarity with children with cancer.
It seemed like the perfect charity for Kid to Kid, said co-owners Tiffany and Joe Reagan. “The whole concept of the store is kid-focused,” Joe said. “There’s a huge need for developing cures for kid-specific cancers.”
The Reagans kicked off the event by having both of their heads shaved. “It’s a fun wacky way to support solidarity with kids who have undergone treatment and it’s a great way to raise money for more research,” said Tiffany.
The haircut sessions are over, but the fundraising is still going on. For more information on how to contribute visit www.stbaldricks.org and search for ‘Charlottesville’.